Brings to life one of the popular saints of the Orthodox Church, Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. The first part of the book relates Demetrios' life story from his youth through his rise to the respected position of Prefect of Thessaloniki. Demetrios' courage in defying the Emperor of Rome, his dedication in teaching others about Christ in spite of grave consequences; and his inspiration to his student and friend Nestor, as Nestor determines to challenge the Emperor's select gladiator Lyaeus, are related in story form so that the young reader can appreciate true heroism. Includes study questions, icons and the hymn of the saint.
Illustrated. 8 1/4" x 11".